Black grape variety, known as the 'Pinot Noir' of the East, named so due to its popularity, as it is grown all across central Europe. In Germany it is referred to as Lemberger. It's an important grape of Austria, where winemakers apply new oak to create striking wines of great character. It was accidentally thought to be a clone of Gamay, as it can create wines reminiscent of this variety, however DNA testing dispelled the validity of this connection, but the Bulgarians still know it by the name Gamé. Lemberger grapes are also successfully cultivated in the Yakima Valley in Washington State.